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  1. No spit, but plenty of polish in Beijing

    Posted May 13th 2007, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... and her fellow travellers braved the hordes to buy a fake 2008 baseball cap in Tiananmen Square, fought for a toehold on the Great Wall and sipped a controversial Starbucks latte in the Forbidden ...

  2. Diverse skills key to commodity trading

    Posted May 08th 2004, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... There are two main routes into this broad sector, but a strong knowledge of global business and the ability to grasp opportunities are a must to succeed, writes Chris Davis From a coffee bought at Starbucks to the steel girders in office blocks or cotton used for making fashion products- the probability is that the raw materials and the transport that delivered them passed ...

  3. Body & soul

    Posted May 06th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lin Peiqu loves muscles and the Lord. Didi Kirsten Tatlow meets God's own bodybuilder BODYBUILDING and Christ are Lin Peiqu's two passions. On a recent Thursday afternoon, with the sun shining weakly down on Beijing through a cloak of pollution, the 27-year-old Guangdong native rises from a curvy, purple Starbucks sofa and heads out of the dimly lit coffee bar. There, ...

  4. Trademark thieves make their mark

    Posted May 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... by the Brand-Name Bandits is to register the trademark of the famous name- in English and in Putonghua- before the famous name gets around to it, a tactic used to set up bogus Starbucks coffee shops ...

  5. Another country

    Posted May 06th 2007, 12:00am by Sonia Kolesnikov

    ... Tan Twan Eng tells Sonia Kolesnikov-Jessop why a novel about the colonial past can be hard to get into print There's a misconception that, because of their perceived exoticism, books by Asian writers are snapped up by publishers. 'Maybe if I was a young lady living in Beijing, discovering Starbucks and having the first orgasm of my life and writing about it, it would have ...

  6. The Planner

    Posted Dec 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Janice Leung

    ... In Cantonese. Today, 7.30pm, Starbucks Coffee, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, free, booking required. Inquiries: 2329 7803 Cinema Selections of Asia Pacific Advertising Festival 2007 Features ...

  7. Takes on the lake

    Posted Apr 11th 2004, 12:00am by Alonzo Emery

    ... ribbon, and the sine qua non of new urban life in China: a Starbucks. So, the steady pace of gentrification accompanies the development of an artistic milieu in Hangzhou. Artists aren't ...

  8. EBay bullish on Asian growth

    Posted Apr 20th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... it handled HK$28 billion in sales, earning US$2.17 billion in revenue. Its growth rate has outpaced global giants Nike, Wal-Mart, Microsoft and Starbucks. In less than a decade, eBay has grown from ...

  9. Six of the best Beaches in Thailand

    Posted Mar 07th 2004, 12:00am by Jason Gagliardi

    ... as I write, McDonald's, Starbucks, KFC and other multinational culture-crushers have arrived in force. The beach teems with hawkers, touts, para-sailors, massage ladies, hair-beaders ...

  10. As state and punters pile in, all bets are on

    Posted Nov 05th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 'They are growing faster than Starbucks,' joked Chris Hoong, chief executive of VLT supplier China LotSynergy. Mr Hoong's firm sells VLTs to China Lottery Online, the welfare ...




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